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Miley Cyrus Injects MTV Award Show With Concern for the Homeless

The pop star regarded as controversial for her sexual antics had a 22-year-old homeless man accept her MTV Video Music Award in her place Sunday night at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif.

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MTV Learns Hard Way Not to Mess With Stephen Colbert

Just because Viacom owns the network that Stephen Colbert’s program is on doesn’t mean the media conglomerate and its multitude of broadcast and cable channels are safe from his satirical touch.

Posted on Aug 7, 2013 READ MORE


It Gets Better ... on MTV

The TV version of Dan Savage’s It Gets Better project premiered Tuesday night, featuring the stories of three LGBT teens.

Posted on Feb 22, 2012 READ MORE



Irrational Israel Intimidates Iran

Israel’s attempts to threaten Iran are insane; the Sky Watch tower in Zuccotti Park causes more than a little unease; and a new app hints at a future in which phones will replace cash and credit cards. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Nov 6, 2011 READ MORE



Occupy Wall Street Gets Real on MTV

MTV is developing reality shows inspired by Occupy Wall Street; the tea party turns its back on Michele Bachmann; and a British cleric resigns rather than retract his support of the Occupy London protests. These discoveries and more, after the jump.

Posted on Oct 29, 2011 READ MORE


Gaga Performs in Drag for MTV Awards Show

Lady Gaga sang her opening number at Sunday’s Video Music Awards in drag, confusing the hell out of a number of stars in attendance, including Britney Spears, who, mouth agape, looked like she had just walked in on her parents.

Posted on Aug 28, 2011 READ MORE



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Getting Under Your ‘Skins’

American parents owe a debt of gratitude to MTV for its series of public service announcements illustrating the dangers of illegal drugs, excessive drinking and casual sex otherwise known as “Skins.”

Posted on Feb 9, 2011 READ MORE


Sex and The Situation

She’s been one of America’s most prominent teen moms, she’s a member of a growing Alaskan dynasty and, like her mom, Bristol Palin has now become a celebreality star on that dancing show lots of people watch. Here, she returns to ... (continued)

Posted on Nov 16, 2010 READ MORE


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Clooney Comes to Haiti’s Aid

This is a time when celebrity can come in handy, and one star in particular, George Clooney, is lending his power to the cause of helping earthquake-ravaged Haiti. The actor-director is also rallying some of his famous friends to join him for a “mega-telethon” he’s planning, according to The Wrap.

Posted on Jan 14, 2010 READ MORE


Kanye West

Kanye Heckles Obama?

You may have caught rapper and megalomaniac Kanye West hijacking the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, but did you see him shout at the president during last Wednesday’s speech to Congress?

Posted on Sep 14, 2009 READ MORE


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Levi Johnston’s Media Blitz Continues

Sarah Palin is facing several challenges these days, what with her pile of legal bills, self-reinvention campaign, the whole not-being-governor thing and her daughter Bristol’s pesky ex-boyfriend, Levi Johnston, who seems to want to bask in the limelight as long as possible. Most recently, Johnston, 19, made an appearance at Sunday’s Teen Choice Awards ... as the date of comedian Kathy Griffin, 48.

Posted on Aug 10, 2009 READ MORE


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Osbourne Show Provokes Free-Speech Fight in Fla.

He’s not biting off bats’ heads at the moment, but Ozzy Osbourne has once again managed to stir up controversy, even in his autumn years. The flap this time is over “The Osbournes: Reloaded,” his new Fox TV variety show co-starring other members of his clan, which an affiliate in Panama City, Fla., has deemed unfit for viewing.

Posted on Mar 31, 2009 READ MORE


Barack Both Ways Ad

MTV Launches Political Spots With Anti-Obama Ad

MTV has become quite the changeling, now resembling not in the least the network that debuted in the early 1980s. Recently, the cable mainstay announced it will start airing political advertisements, and Team McCain seems to be first out the gates with this “Both Ways Barack” attack ad.

Posted on Jul 25, 2008 READ MORE


More Young Americans Lean Left

A new poll finds that more young Americans (ages 17 to 29) are favoring liberal politics and Democratic candidates than ever before. The percentage of young Americans who support issues such as abortion, the legalization of gay marriage, and universal healthcare is significantly higher than the figure for the general public, according to The New York Times.

Posted on Jun 27, 2007 READ MORE


Best Kiss: Brokeback Mountain

Jake Gyllenhaal’s kiss with Heath Ledger beat out real-life couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s kiss for the “Best Kiss” award at the MTV Movie Awards. Gyllenhaal also won best actor on the awards program, where viewers vote for winners.  The program airs on June 8th.

Posted on Jun 4, 2006 READ MORE


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